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Introduction

Welcome to the Ionic Platform Documentation!

The Ionic Platform offers a range of powerful, hybrid-focused mobile backend services and tools to make it easy to scale beautiful, performant hybrid apps, at a rapid pace. [block:callout] { "type": "danger", "body": "You are now viewing a deprecated version of our documentation. This is kept around for projects that have not migrated to our Cloud client. \n\nTo view the latest documentation, please visit [docs.ionic.io](http://docs.ionic.io)", "title": "LEGACY DOCS" } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic" } [/block] ## Ionic Framework Before you can really get started with the Ionic Platform, you need to have the [Ionic Framework](http://ionicframework.com/docs/guide/installation.html) installed. If this is your first time working with Ionic, we recommend following the Ionic Framework's [getting started](http://ionicframework.com/getting-started/) guide. ## Getting Help Please take the time to read through our documentation before doing anything, but if you find yourself stuck somewhere along the way or have feedback you'd like to give us, please feel free to open an issue on our [issues repo](https://github.com/driftyco/ionic-platform-issues/issues). Additionally, your Ionic Platform account allows you to post on the [forum](http://forum.ionicframework.com), if that's more your style. ## Get Started To start using the Ionic Platform, the first thing you'll need to do is create an account. Head over to the [sign-up](https://apps.ionic.io/signup) page to create your account, so we can get started. Once you've got an account, you can move on to learning to [set up](doc:io-install) your first app.